Australian Automobile
Repairers Association (AARA)
A National Industry Sector Committee of the Motor Trades Association of Australia
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Welcome to the Australian Automobile Repairers Association (AARA)

A National Industry Sector Committee of the Motor Trades Association of Australia
AARA advocates on national issues affecting general automotive repairers. Of particular interest to AARA are debates surrounding the sharing of technical information in the Australian automotive industry. The issue of skills training and development is also of particular concern to AARA, as many of its qualified repairers and technicians, as well as its apprentices, are being lured into other industry sectors that require similar skill sets to the automotive sector. AARA is committed to assisting MTAA in developing sector specific policy responses and strategies as they arise.

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  • Report An Issue

Each year the MTAA, through its member associations and AARA, receives numerous concerns and complaints of cases from independent automotive repairers regarding unfair and anti-competitive restrictions on access to repair information and the restrictions this has on their ability to conduct repairs.

MTAA is collecting evidence to advocate to Government for a prescribed Franchising Code of conduct to ensure the fair and reasonable access to repair information for independent automobile repairers.

Please use the link below to send to MTAA information regarding restricted access to repair information including your:

  • Business name.
  • What information is restricted?
  • How the restricted information is adversely impacting your ability to conduct work and your business profitability.

MTAA and AARA also urges individual repairers to also provide evidence of unfair and anti-competitive restrictions on access to repair information to their individual state motor trades association or automotive chamber of commerce, in addition to reporting the issue using the link below.

Report An Issue